Junkie movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant junkie movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, talky, stylized, harsh and bleak films and TV shows about / with junkie, drugs, heroin, drug addict, addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, drug dealer, friendship and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as junkie: Wonderland (2003), Candy (2006), T2: Trainspotting (2017), Requiem for a Dream (2000), The Silence of Lorna (2008), Wheels (2014), Little Fish (2005), Trainspotting (1996), Another Day in Paradise (1998), Smiles of sad men (2018).

List of junkie movies

 6.6
 21K
Wonderland (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call on Wonderland Avenue and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. The police investigation that followed uncovered two versions of the events leading up to the brutal ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: murder, junkie, heroin, police investigation, violence, crime, crimes, addiction, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, estrangement, crime and punishment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, pasadena california, united states, california
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 7.2
 43K
Candy (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A poet falls in love with an art student, who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and ...
Style: touching, emotional, surprise ending, romantic, disturbing ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, marriage, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, obsession, junkie, lovers, artist, professor, theft ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, sydney australia
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T2: Trainspotting (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie.
Style: intense, thought provoking, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: drug addiction, revenge, friendship, addiction, junkie, heroin, theft, blackmail, violence, extortion, redemption, betrayal ...
Time: 2010s, year 1979, year 1974, 80s
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, bulgaria, london, amsterdam ...
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Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, depressing ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug addiction, depression, downfall, drug use, destructive relationship, degradation, drugs/alcohol, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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The Silence of Lorna (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In order to become the owner of a snack bar with her boyfriend, Lorna, a young Albanian woman living in Belgium, becomes an accomplice to a diabolical plan devised by mobster Fabio.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: junkie, immigrants, attempted murder, life is a bitch, danger, society, moral dilemma, drug abuse, woman in danger, pregnancy, human nature, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
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 8.8
 18K
Wheels (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two suicidal paraplegic junkies hustle their way through the city streets trying to find a reason to live.
Style: touching, psychological, bleak, captivating, sad ...
Plot: paraplegic, junkie, friendship, disability, introspection, cause and meaning, drugs/alcohol, suicide, self discovery, life, loneliness, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.2
 8K
Little Fish (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in the Little Saigon district outside of Sydney, a woman trying to escape her past becomes embroiled in a drug deal.
Style: realistic, tense, rough, serious, social realism ...
Plot: support group, drug dealing, junkie, heroin, life is a bitch, crimes, hopes, starting over, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, drug addict, friendship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia
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 8.1
 627K
Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Style: disturbing, dark humor, captivating, psychedelic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, existentialism, drug abuse, addiction, social misfits, drug addiction, life is a bitch, friendship, counterculture, society, self destructing, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, london, europe, england
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Another Day in Paradise (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A vending machine robbery by small time thief and drug addict Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) goes badly awry, and his friends contact street-wise thief and part-time druggie Mel (James Woods) to patch him up.Recognizing a kindred spirit, Mel befriends ...
Style: talky, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, junkie, violence, drug dealing, friendship, heist, murder, robbery, crime, crimes, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
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Smiles of sad men (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A writer gets into a rehab where he meets a lot of successful men who destroyed their lives with alcohol.
Style: sentimental, psychological, humorous, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, recovery, family, marathon, writers, addiction, alcoholic, drunkenness, friendship between men, drunken man, female doctor ...
Place: europe, prague czech republic, prague, central europe
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 5.5
 2K
Asthma (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young musician takes a beautiful tattoo artist on a ride in a stolen classic car.
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: addiction, tattoo artist, artist, musician, on the road, drug addict, jealousy, stolen car, junkie, stoned, car, love and romance ...
Place: usa
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The Last House on the Left (1972)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mari and Phyllis go to the "big city" to see their favorite band BloodLust. Along the way they meet up with newly escaped convict Krug and his gang.
Style: disturbing, banned film, cult film, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, youth, crime, serial killer, woman in danger, crimes, psychopath, slasher, abduction, revenge, violence spree, gory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: connecticut, new york
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Dublin Oldschool (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Join Jason on a chemically enhanced trip through the streets of Dublin as he stumbles from one misguided adventure to another. Somewhere between the DJs, decks, drug busts and hilltop raves, he stumbles across a familiar face from the past, his ...
Plot: dj, party, dublin ireland, junkie, heroin, homeless, brother, brother brother relationship, drugs, homelessness
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 6.4
 14K
Resolution (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Michael is committed to getting his best friend Chris to sober up and get his life back on track. With the best of intentions, Michael implements a plan to convince Chris to go to rehab before his drug addiction leads to an early death. But what ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, surreal, scary ...
Plot: friendship, in the woods, mysterious character, supernatural, buddies, danger, confined, wilderness, isolation, fire, junkie, cabin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set just before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Sgt. Ray Elwood is an American soldier stationed at a German army camp. A soldier because a judge gave him a choice between the army and jail, Ray spends much of his free time cooking cocaine for ...
Style: cynical, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: drug dealing, black market, corruption, soldier, army, military base, bribery, profanity, unlikely criminals, military life, crimes, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989, 70s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west germany, hawaii ...
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Spiritual Agony (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Sweden
Story: Eric is in his mid twenties and suffers from severe anxiety. He spends his days trying to get rid of his inner demons , this is by consuming lots of alcohol and the drugs he comes across . Why does Eric feel and act like this, and will his behavior ...
Plot: alcohol, junkie, anxiety, drugs, drug
Place: eastern europe
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Zombie Mutation (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Follows 6 people low life junkies & strippers as they battle for survival in the midst of a zombie outbreak in a run town on the outskirts of a city.
Plot: zombie, junkie, mutation, stripper, outburst
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Run for Your Life! (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: He lived the junkie's life as a heroin addict. Triathlon transformed him. Biopic of the record breaking Ironman Andreas Niedrig.
Plot: heroin, junkie, drug addiction, drugs, injection, heroin addict, drug use, drug addict
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 5.6
 2K
Born to Win (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The film follows Jay Jay, a former hair dresser who has become a drug addict. He lives his new life by doing deals for Vivian from time to time. One day he meets Parm, a free-spirited girl. The two fall in love. Jay Jay's drug habit grows, and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: junkie, life is a bitch, drug dealing, love and romance, chase, crimes, couples, addiction, couple relations, drug abuse, beach, male friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 5.1
 197
Kill the Poor (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a marriage of convenience becomes the real thing, Joe moves his pregnant French wife to a tenement building on New York's Lower East Side. The street is like a war zone with none of the nostalgic appeal that Joe remembers from tales of his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspense, clever, witty ...
Plot: pregnancy, lifestyle, social differences, drug abuse, social decay, couples, social misfits, society, rise to the top, life is a bitch, immigrants, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, europe, usa, france
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 6.1
 3K
High Life (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It's 1983, and hopeless junkie Dick gets an unwelcome visit from the past - his seriously sleazy former cellmate, Bug, to be precise. Bug requires a crash course in the 80s: different music, different drugs, and machines in walls that dispense ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, exciting ...
Plot: heist, drug addict, morphine, crimes, disorder, buddies, nothing goes right, greed, armed robbery, junkie, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada
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 6.5
 594
Wasted (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A high-school track star (Nick Stahl) watches without judgment as his two best friends (Summer Phoenix, Aaron Paul) abuse heroin.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: high school, friendship, party, heroin, drug addict, downfall, life is a bitch, teenage life, small town, juvenile delinquency, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
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 7.1
 22K
Klute (1971)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This acclaimed thriller stars Jane Fonda as Bree Daniel, a New York City call girl who becomes enmeshed in an investigation into the disappearance of a business executive. Detective John Klute is hired to follow Daniel, and eventually begins a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: prostitute, missing person, pimp, obsession, investigation, private detective, murder, psychopath, stalking, mystery, perversity, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa, manhattan new york city, california
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 6.5
 20K
Killing Zoe (1993)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Zed (Eric Stoltz) is an American vault-cracker who travels to Paris to meet up with his old friend Eric (Jean-Hugues Anglade). Eric and his gang have planned to raid the only bank in the city which is open on Bastille day. After offering his ...
Style: twists and turns, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, aids, safecracker, storage unit, violence, bank robbery, violence spree, murder, siege, gold, bank, hostage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france
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Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bob and his friends Dianne, Rick and Nadine have been drug addicts for years and live from one high to the next. Gus Van Sant attempts to show an intimate look into the lives of heroin addicts with his film Drugstore Cowboy.
Style: dark humor, serious, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, friendship, drug addiction, addiction, loss of friend, overdose, thief, couples, robbery, junkie, group therapy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, portland oregon
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 6.8
 4K
Clean (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After losing her husband to a heroin overdose, Emily Wang fights to overcome her own addictions and to be reconciled with her estranged son.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: addiction, drug overdose, going straight, life is a bitch, musician's life, custody, rock star, overdose, family problems, estranged son, jail, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: paris france, canada, france, vancouver, ontario canada ...
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Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, police corruption, violence, survival, danger, police station, crimes, law enforcement, master criminal, unlikely partners, criminal's revenge, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
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 7.0
 38K
The Dirt (2019)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Mötley Crüe and their rise from the Sunset Strip club scene of the early 1980s to superstardom.
Style: psychological, sexy, tense, surprise ending, humorous
Plot: music band, rock, guitarist, singer, drummer, band, bassist, junkie, businessman, death of daughter, drum, englishman abroad ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles
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 7.1
 6K
Babyteeth (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: What might have been a disaster for the Finlay family leads to letting go and finding grace in the glorious chaos of life, as Henry and Anna realise their seriously ill teenage daughter Milla has fallen madly in love with a drug dealer, Moses. This ...
Style: touching, romantic, sad, sweet
Plot: love, family, family relations, teenage girl, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, nothing to lose, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, first love, morality, life philosophy, moral transformation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany, Belgium, UK, France, Sweden, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A man named Seligman finds a fainted wounded woman in an alley and he brings her home. She tells him that her name is Joe and that she is nymphomaniac. Joe tells her life and sexual experiences with hundreds of men since she was a young teenager ...
Style: erotic, sexual, psychological, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: lust, nymphomaniac, sexuality, sex, deviant sex, sexual perversion, strong sexual content, erection, sexual exploration, explicit sex, sexual relations, sex addict ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
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